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Seeing stars and the

planets
Unit 5 Lesson 3
By the end of this lesson i will be able to:
Describe the characteristics of stars

Describe how we can see stars, planets and moons


Quick review: label the parts of our solar system

● WHICH PLANETS ARE ROCKY AND WHICH PLANETS ARE MADE OF


GAS?
Warmer
Name and give the function of these instruments?

What type of scientist would use these instruments?


Telescopes

Function: To look at objects in space that are very far away.

Astronomers use telescope to look at

● S_ _ _ _
● P______
● T_ _ M_ _ _ _
What makes a star a stars?
Circle the correct word Hint use pg 168 IF you need help help you

1. Stars are massive spheres of extremely hot, glowing


gas/solid/liquid
2. The surface of the sun is hotter/cooler than the inside of
the sun.
3. What is the name of the star in our solar system BTS /The
Sun
What makes a star a stars?
Circle the correct word Hint use pg 168 IF you need help help you

Stars are massive spheres of extremely hot, glowing gas

The surface of the sun is cooler than the inside of the sun.

What is the name of the star in our solar system The Sun
Why does The Sun look so big to us compared
to other stars?

Is it safe to look directly at The Sun?


THINK

PAIR

SHARE
Why does The Sun look so big to us compared
to other stars?
Answer: It is much closer to Earth than other
stars.

Is it safe to look directly at The Sun? No, looking


at the sun can damage our eyes directly.
What would happen to all green plants if The Sun
stopped shining?

Challenge:

● How would this affect food chains?


● What would happen to the Earth's temperature?
The sun is the source of light in our solar system
● Light travels
through space
and enters our
eyes.

● What other
type of energy
is transferred?
Math challenge

The distance between the Earth and


the sun is about 150 million
kilometers (150 000 000 km)

● Task: How many kilometers away


is the closest planet from the sun?

● Challange: The speed of light is


300,000 kilometers per second.
How many seconds does it take
light to reach Earth?
Planets and the moon Reflect light
DO NOT PRODUCE ANY LIGHT
Test it!!!!
Materials
1. Balloon
planet.
2. flashlight.
Plenary
Who wants to be a Millionaire

Get your abcd cards ready!!!!